From left, Dante Diggins, Aalijah Fulton, CryOut! Operations Manager Kinza Shafir, Council member Dunn, Mayor Denis Law, CryOut! Director Christian Bravo stand in front of the donated van. (Courtesy photo)

Dunn donates retired Metro van for Renton nonprofit CryOut!

“This donation will support Renton youth and insures this county resource has a second opportunity to serve residents of King County,” said Dunn.

  • Thursday, August 31, 2017 2:02pm
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Metropolitan King County Council Vice Chair Reagan Dunn donated a retired King County Metro vanpool van to Renton-based nonprofit CryOut!.

According to a press release, the van will help CryOut! increase its access of afterschool programs and cultural enrichment to the surrounding community.

“I’m glad to have been able to match CryOut! with a retired Metro Van,” said Dunn. “This donation will support Renton youth and insures this county resource has a second opportunity to serve residents of King County,” said Dunn in the release.

“I’d like to thank council member Dunn for helping CryOut! in their mission to support Renton youth by securing this van,” said Mayor Denis Law in the release. “I am always glad to see partnerships between our local nonprofits and government.”

CryOut! is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that uses music, dance, arts and workshops to empower the youth, developing them to be leaders who pursue justice for themselves and others oppressed in their communities.

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